Congratulations student achievers of 2010
MP for TAUPO
IT was an honour to attend both Forest View High School and Tokoroa High School senior prizegivings.
I always embrace opportunities to celebrate the successes of young New Zealanders.
It was especially heart-warming to see Taupo Youth MP Tay-Jana Brown receive several prizes after a busy year at Forest View High School.
As a Member of Parliament education is my priority.
The National Government is committed to ensuring that our young people are at the forefront of a growing economy.
If we are to achieve economic growth and prosperity we must make high quality investment in New Zealand’s youth. Our Government is working hard to ensure that everyone has access to education, from the announcement of our Early Childhood Education taskforce up to our 16,500 extra tertiary places for school leavers.
This includes 2500 places next year for Youth Guarantee for 16 and 17 year olds to have free training at places like polytechnics and wananga.
Throughout New Zealand there will also be a further 3000 univer- sity places created over the next two years.
Teachers, families and communities make a considerable contribution to the achievement of young people through education, sport and cultural activities and can all take pride in seeing young people rewarded for their hard work.
Congratulations to all who have ended their school career proud of their achievements and I wish all the best to students completing exams over the next few weeks.
My South Waikato office has changed opening hours.
My office, above the Postshop on Bridge Street, is now open Monday 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm.
Appointments can be made by contacting Vivian. We have a meeting room on the ground floor if stairs are a challenge.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office on 07 886 5554 or upston. sthwaikato@ parliament. govt.nz if you have any issues you would like to discuss.